Go back to last summer and you maybe remember we were on the brink of signing a young South African footballer.
The man in question, Rivaldo Coetzee, saw a fee agreed for him back in August and it looked as though we’d be getting him surrounded by a real air of excitement.
Things, of course, fell through thanks to him having a rare foot injury and, as per Celtic Bible, it looks as though that could now cost him his career:
Former Celtic target Rivaldo Coetzee could be forced to retire at the age of 21 after failing to resolve rare foot injury.
Celtic agreed a fee for Coetzee in August only for the deal to fall through after he failed a medical.
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) April 22, 2018
Quite a few of our fans have reacted to this setback for the kid, then, so let’s take a look at what has been said on Twitter:
Real shame. What a terrible 8 months that is
— Martin (@martino67_) April 22, 2018
Probably more chance of him playing for us than Compper at this rate.
— S (@sc32ie) April 22, 2018
— conor mcmenamin (@conchuirmac) April 22, 2018
Don’t worry. We signed his German cousin instead. #compper. ?
— StevieF (@CentralMTK) April 22, 2018
Terrible news! Invite him to The Paradise to watch the game. Keep your faith. HH ?
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????? (@lfmunro) April 22, 2018
He was a good player, too. I was excited when the bid was accepted.
— Charlie Black (@iHorror) April 22, 2018
Addition to last, wee trip to us from Hoops would be class
— Mike Fairlie (@FairlieMike) April 22, 2018
It’s sad to hear of any footballer that’s having to cut his career drastically short and it looks as though Coetzee is going to fall into that bracket.
A fair few of us were excited by the prospect of him joining and seeing what he could do but it now looks as though no-one will get that pleasure in the future.
Thoughts, Bhoys? Let me know!